Former roughneck, longtime journalist and communications professor Randy Salzman promotes transportation demand management that actually changes driving behavior and decreases America’s oil dependency, greenhouse, congestion and foreign policy issues while aiding public health.
Posts tagged "transportation"

The P3 con

The history of American transportation “public private partnerships” indicates that virtually all P3 — and perhaps literally “ALL American P3″ — shell companies go bankrupt BEFORE paying back anything on their federal loans, or paying off the “private activity bonds” which they sold to finance part of the debt. When these firms go bankrupt, who...

Sunday Dialogue

It is, I think, a sign of better times that response to a 275-word note that the New York Times ran suggesting increased gasoline taxing has gotten overwhelmingly positive response. The Times’ op-ed editor said this when I asked for the “hate” letters that I was sure were flooding in: “They almost all agreed with...

Tinkers to Evers to Chance

Like that famous double-play combination, Tinkers to Evers to Chance, yet again it seems inevitable that we in America are going to rub out rationality in transportation. While locally our county supervisors are willing to dump as much half a billion dollars — which neither the state nor Uncle Sam has –into the Bypass to...